about Twisty Willow
Barb is a Kiwi with Irish and Scottish ancestry. Classically
trained, she has followed her roots and love of Celtic music,
developing an energetic, expressive style on fiddle. She enjoys
sharing the fun of the traditional dances she grew up with.
Wes' strong bodhran playing provides the
Celtic rhythm and depth. A Kiwi, Wes calls
ceilidh dances, does the sound, the band
business management, recording and
bodhran (celtic drum),
vocals, dance calling
We play as a duo - Wes and Barb with instrumental backing. We use the "Real Band"
function of the software "Band in a Box" to create our backing tracks. This enables us to
use the playing of top musicians to customise the tracks to our style. This gives us a
strong full sound that is uniquely Twisty Willow in style.
Irish dancers, Scottish Highland dancers
Scottish piper, Scottish Haggis ceremony
We have contacts for:
Why "Twisty Willow"?
Willows have long been
seen as a sacred tree of life
bringing good luck into the
home. Like the Irish and
Scots, willows have spread to
every corner of the world and
Website by Wes Bycroft